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SAVE THE DATE: The spring 2020 Great Hartford Slimdown starts March 16, so start getting ready!


What is the Great Hartford Slimdown?

Have you been trying to lose weight unsuccessfully for some time? Are you happy with your weight, but looking to get in better shape and change your body composition? Do you want to join a team competition to help find your niche community at the YMCA of Greater Hartford?


If you answered YES to any of those questions, then the Great Hartford Slimdown is right for you! Our 10-week weight loss competition is a fantastic way to get involved at the Y, meet new people, and, of course, lose a TON of weight (we're not exaggerating -- during the fall 2018 competition, our 533 participants lost nearly 2,500 pounds, more than an actual TON!)! With weekly weigh-ins, structured workouts and challenges, and nutritional guidance, you WILL be successful!


Slimdown Options & Registration Links

To register, click on the registration links in the table (you will still have to fill out the registration form below the table and return it to your branch).

But what does it all mean? Click here to see what each program offers, and read below for a detailed explanation.


Slimdown: The original! Teams of four will work together and compete to earn the most points. Earn points by losing weight (based on percentage lost), but also get ahead by completing challenges and putting in your ultimate effort.


Slimdown & MyZone 3 Belt: Have you heard of MyZone? Take your Slimdown experience to the next level with this state-of-the-art heartrate monitor! Learn more about the MyZone belt below.


Slimdown+: This is the option for you if you're looking for a more rigorous experience. Slimdown+ (also called Slimdown+ The Y Training Club or Slimdown+ MX4) offers a small group training experience in addition to the competition. Get to know your fellow participants, and bring your exercise routine to new heights!


Branches Slimdown  Slimdown & MyZone3 Belt  Slimdown+ 

& MyZone 3 Belt

Downtown Register Register Not available Not available
Farmington Valley Register Register Register Register
Hale Register Register Register Register
Indian Valley Register Register Call for info! Call for info!
Wheeler Register Register Register Register
Wilson-Gray Call for info Call for info Not available Not available


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And what is MyZone?

MyZone is a wearable belt that monitors heart rate. The belts use wireless and cloud technology to accurately and conveniently monitor physical activity and provide real-time feedback on heart rate, calories, and effort, ensuring that you get accurate feedback on all of your exercise, wherever and however you choose to train. Achieve your health and fitness goals, with motivational support from friends through the MyZone social network, and earn Myzone Effort Points (MEPs) system to earn the credit you deserve.


MyZone bands will be available out our Welcome Centers in early September. Stay tuned for how to purchase yours!


Click here to read more about Myzone, or watch the video below to learn more: